Head The Contrarian Shiraz 2018
The Contrarian is an expression of European style Barossa Shiraz. They source fruit from the granite-based vineyards of the Eden Valley, Barossa. Considerably more whole-bunches are used in the fermentation and maceration. This wine reflects their curious and creative desire to explore the limits of terroir and winemaking styles within the Barossa.
Red and purple hues. Aromas of blue fruits, violets, stem, spice and chalk. Liquid red cherries & more blue fruits fill the palate with some tar and more smoky tea leaf aromas. Very little oak character and some chewy, lively tannins to finish. Lovely acidity keeps the wine focused and intent on food. A candidate for Peking Duck or smoked seafood/meats.